Felton Road 2017 Chardonnay Block 6

Mendoza clone Chardonnay from Block 6 was whole bunch pressed and flowed immediately (without settling) by gravity to barrel in the underground cellar. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in French oak (no new oak) was followed by a long and complete malolactic over the spring and summer. After 17 months in barrel the wine was racked to tank for bottling in late-August 2016. The wine was not fined or filtered

Winemaker's Comments

Riper fruit aromas containing hints of white peach along with our characteristic grapefruit pith; emanate gracefully from this higher elevation and steeper north facing site. Stone fruit features again and combines with a textural and mouthcoating palate to give a broad and expansive finish. Finely composed and nothing in excess, allowing articulate site expression. 

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